The Cuban and three times world champion of boxingLázaro Álvarez, will have his second foray as a professional next July 22, when he faces Argentine lightweight Alexis Nahuel Torres in a fight card to be held in the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, in boliviaaccording to official media on the island.
The boxer from the province of Pinar Del Río, who debuted in the rented boxing last May, he will have a new and more demanding exam, since his next presentation was agreed to for eight rounds in accordance with a note published in the sports portal Hit.
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Owner of three Olympic bronze medals, Álvarez gracefully walked out of the ring of his only commitment of that type, when on May 20 he submitted by unanimous decision over the local Francisco Mercado in an evening held in the city of Aguscalientes, Mexico, and in which five other Cuban fighters participated, the information specifies.
His rival on duty has a balance of eight wins, two setbacks and a draw since his debut in professionalism two years ago, and in his most recent presentation he beat fellow Argentine Axel Emanuel Isla, adds the source.
In this way, Álvarez will star in the eighth fight of a Cuban in the professional circuit, from which the Island was absent for more than six decades.
In addition to the six fights held in Aguascalientes, double Olympic champion Roniel Iglesias got his second win as a professional by defeating the local Agustín Lugo without setbacks in eight rounds in a poster held in the Mexican city of Monterrey.
Previously, a presentation of the light flyweight Billy Rodríguez was scheduled in the Argentine city of Buenos Aires, where he traveled to face the host Sergio Daniel Rosales on June 5, who ultimately could not get into the ring for exceeding the agreed body weight.
The irruption of Cuban amateur boxers in boxing for rent comes from the hand of the Mexican promotion company Golden Ring Promotions, with which recently signed a representation contract to venture into the different professional circuits.
Until then, boxers from the Island had to leave the country and cut their ties with the national federation to make a professional career, mainly in the United States. Several of them, active or outside the ring, have achieved important successes in rented circuits and have even held the championship belt as confirmation of the quality of the Cuban boxing.